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Hey Shoe Gurus. I need your assistance. Well, I checked to see if there was ...
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    Exclamation Tender Foot (bruised frog)?

    Hey Shoe Gurus. I need your assistance.

    Well,
    I checked to see if there was really any threads about bruised frogs and have been unable to find much of what I am looking for.

    I have read online that some Thoroughbreds have very sensitive feet that can easily be bruised.

    I recently got the vet and farrier out and they both said he was bruised in the frog and probably just super sensitive.

    Online also say that shoes will help this problem. He's currently barefoot on the back and I'd love to keep him that way.

    Is there any method to helping my little tender foot besides shoes? I've read that terpentine based hoof dressing helps "toughen" feet but I kinda have a hunch that it's more myth than fact.

    Your help is much appreciated.
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    if you mix up some betadine with white table sugar. mix it to a thick paste, apply it to some cotton then place this on the bottom of the foot and wrap with vetwrap. do this for two or three days it should help a lot. then you can use something like durasole or keratex .

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    Honestly, I am a believer in keeping a horse barefoot to toughen the hooves. Even if the frog is bruised, the best thing to help it heal is proper contact with the ground. Lots of turnout would be beneficial as well.
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    Have heard that venice turpentine does work. How about putting shoes on for a cycle while treating and then try again. Will also give the frog a chance to heal.

    Crayon, I'm sorry but I do not totally agree with that. Some horses will never toughen up.

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    Durasole will work wonders if you're willing to apply it twice a day every day for a couple weeks. As much as the frog and sole will soak up. Once the foot's nice and tough, you can quit applying it and the foot won't go back to being ouchy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusti0183 View Post
    Durasole will work wonders
    I agree.
    ......... if you're willing to apply it twice a day every day for a couple weeks. As much as the frog and sole will soak up.
    I don't recall that being a part of the instructions

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickB. View Post
    I agree.

    I don't recall that being a part of the instructions
    There's a few different sets of instructions that aren't on the bottle's label.
    http://www.durasole.com/Durasole_use.html

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    LOVEE Keratex. Its a little harsh on the pockets, but it works wonders. I felt it worked better than the durasole, but I know many people use it and love it as well.

    Venice Turpintine works well too and is cheap, just is a sticky mess to deal with.
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    My uncles horse had bruised frogs.The people who use to own him trimmed him real short!And then rode him,well his feet were real tender.He would aim for sugar sand for relief and not want to move,but it has been 2 years now and he is totally healed!You would have never known he had a problem.And he is pastured in dirt/mud most of the time.They all have their fav spot to stand.Now if we could only get him to walk through water puddles LOL
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